Specialized Master's Programs: MS in Business Analytics

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The Notre Dame MS in Business Analytics program will prepare you to harness the power of data to drive decisions. In just one year, you will earn a master’s degree in the in-demand field of business analytics. If you have a strong affinity for statistical and other quantitative techniques, this program provides extensive analytics coursework to prepare you for a wide range of careers in the increasingly data-driven marketplace.

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  • Location
    • On Notre Dame’s historic campus
    • Graduate students are truly part of the Notre Dame family. From football games and concerts, to world-class speakers and community service, your life will extend far beyond the classroom.
  • Format
    • Full-time
    • 31 credit hours, including 4 elective credits
    • 2 Semesters
    • STEM-designated
  • Is this program right for me?
    • Designed for new graduates and professionals with less than 2 years of work experience
    • Business majors, or people with strong quantitative backgrounds who have the following prerequisites:
      • Accounting 
      • Statistics
      • At least one additional business course in finance, management, or marketing
  • Why get an MSBA?
    • Maximize your innate curiosity for insights and understanding
    • Give you tools and context to understand the transformational power of data
    • Build your confidence to put ideas into motion and create positive change for your organization
  • Community Notre Dame’s small program size and personal attention helps to develop a close knit community and relationships that last long after graduation.
  • Network Notre Dame’s global alumni network features more than 270 alumni clubs and is consistently rated one of the most responsive in the world.

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MSBA - Chicago


MBA/MSBA Dual Degree

MBA with Business Analytics Concentration

Degree(s) Conferred


STEM Certification

Yes Yes Yes for MSBA No

Credit Hours Required

30 30 68 64 with 12 credits from BANA curriculum

Elective Credits Allowed

Students experience the full program with a set cohort following a designed course sequence
4 credit hours of MSBA electives. 
These are available in the spring semester
10 credit hours of MSBA electives. 
Note: 6 MSBA credits are incorporated into the MBA core
Number of electives varies by individual choice of academic plan


1 Calendar Year 1 Academic Year 2 Academic Years 2 Academic Years

Class Sessions

Biweekly on Fridays & Saturdays with 3 multi-day immersions Two 7-week modules per semester + 1 week interterm


Chicago Michigan Avenue Campus
with Immersions at main Notre Dame campus in South Bend
Main Notre Dame Campus in South Bend


MSBA Immersion Classroom

Master of Science in Business Analytics

The Notre Dame MSBA program equips business professionals with advanced techniques in data analytics and decision science. Our students develop expertise in areas such as data mining and visualization, statistics, modeling, optimization and simulation on data sets—all of which impact the operations, finance and marketing decisions for companies across industries. Candidates wrestle with ethical challenges of data management, including issues such as identity protection, privacy, ownership of information and corporate reputation. Through a capstone experiential consulting opportunity, our students work with live data and an actual client’s business challenge.

  • Program Length: 2 semesters
  • Average Age: 22
  • Work Experience: less than 2 years